A placement despite lockdown
STARS student Ben Freeman was able to benefit from a 3-month work placement despite lockdown. The placement, completed in August 2020, was a success for both Ben and his employers at Defra. Ben’s placement supervisor commented that the placement really benefitted their team and that despite lockdown they were able to enjoy a good working relationship, adding that his contributions to the scientific understanding of the team will inform policymaking for the next few years. The placement resulted in a huge and highly valuable piece of work.